The Berlin Little League All Stars, who have won three straight Maryland Little League Championships, took the opening game of the East Region of the Little League World Series on Friday, 5-4, against East Greenwich, N.J. Tristan McDonough led the way at the plate and on the mound, driving in two runs on two hits and allowing just one hit and one earned run in two innings of relief. Berlin never trailed, as East Greenwich could not come back from a three-run third-inning deficit. Hayden Snelsire recorded the win. He allowed three runs over four innings. Should Berlin win the East Region, the team would advance to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series on Aug. 15-25.
D.C. tops Montreal for first MLS victory since June 22
For the first time since June 22, D.C. United has won a Major League Soccer match. In front of an announced 12,354 on Saturday night, D.C. topped the Montreal Impact, 3-1, to move its record to 3-15-4 this season. It was the first time since April 21 that United scored more than one goal in a league match. Luis Silva started the scoring in the 19th minute for D.C. after he put home the rebound of a shot taken by Nick DeLeon. After Montreal scored in the 52nd minute, Conor Doyle recorded the game-winner in the 68th. Jared Jeffrey scored in the third minute of added time in the second half.
National Women's Soccer League: In its final road game of the season, the Washington Spirit lost, 1-0, to Sky Blue on a goal by Monica Ocampo in the 58th minute. The Spirit (1-14-4) has three games remaining.
Men's college lacrosse: Shawn Runyon has been added to the Frostburg State coaching staff as an intern and assistant coach. Runyon worked as an assistant for Springfield (Mass.) College the past two seasons. As offensive coordinator, Runyon helped the Pride to 24 wins in two seasons.
Sailing: Dame Blanche, led by skipper Othmar Mueller von Blumencron, won the 40th Governor's Cup out of 102 boats in the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet overall competition from Annapolis to St. Mary's City. Dame Blanche finished in a corrected time of 9 hours, 42 minutes, 46.2 seconds, about four minutes ahead of its closest competition.
Swimming: North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers Austin Surhoff and Gillian Ryan medaled in the men's 200-meter individual medley and women's 1,500 freestyle finals, respectively, at the U.S. Open Championships in Irvine, Calif. Surhoff finished third in 1:59.52, and Ryan, the top U.S. finisher, placed second in 16:15.65.
—From Sun staff and news services